Sussex, England Genealogy

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Sussex is a maritime county located in the south-eastern part of  England.

For other places of the same name, see the Sussex Disambiguation page.

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Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Sussex was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Sussex and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.


See the parishes of Sussex.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Sussex was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Sussex towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Sussex Probate Records.

Websites - parish records, maps, books, pedigrees etc for the Weald an area 120 miles long and 30 miles wide encompassing many small towns in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.  - Sussex poor Law records, settlements and removels  - includes links to the following sources:

  • St Mary’s Broadwater Baptisms 1558-1900
  • St Mary’s Broadwater Marriages 1558-1900
  • St Mary’s Broadwater Burials 1558-1895
  • Worthing Independent Chapel
  • Extract of the Surveyors Ratebook 1828
  • St Andrew’s Worthing Burials & Funerals 1887-1903
  • St George’s Worthing Baptisms 1868-1900
  • St Andrew’s Worthing Baptisms 1888-1900
  • Christchurch Worthing Baptisms 1843-1882
  • History of Broadwater & Worthing
  • Lalla Rookh Disaster 1850
  • Christchurch MIs
  • Extract of Sussex Poll 1820 to cover Broadwater/Worthing
  • Enumerator’s Handbook 1821 for Broadwater & Worthing
  • Broadwater & Worthing Census 1841
  • Directory Pigot 1823
  • Directory Pigot 1840
  • Universal Directory 1791
  • Broadwater Hearth Tax 1664/1665
  • Transportations/Emigration from Broadwater/Worthing
  • Broadwater Protestation Returns 1641
  • Old Pubs/hotels & Inns
  • Old Streets/Renamed
  • Subsidy Lists 1296, 1327, 1332 & 1524/5  - Online parish clerk for Sussex, England  - Burtenshaw family of or from Sussex

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